Jim Tull is an International Conflict Management Specialist providing process assistance and training in the areas of negotiation, communication, consensus building, mediation, and dispute resolution. Mr. Tull has consulted and trained in over 40 countries around the globe, helping nonprofits, governments, and corporations to deepen their understanding and heighten their effectiveness in the face of conflict.
In the public sector, Mr. Tull has consulted to the governments of Bolivia, Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia on their national conflicts. He has advised and trained such diverse groups as OXFAM, Indonesia's Ministry of Trade, El Salvador's Ministry of Education, and many of Canada's First Nations Communities including the Mi'Kmaq, Samson Cree, and Ermineskin Cree Nations. He has worked extensively with the WHO, WFP, FAO, UNDP, OCHA, and UNICEF branches of the United Nations.
In the private sector, Mr. Tull has designed and delivered training workshops throughout the world for companies such as IBM, General Mills, Major League Baseball, Haagen Dazs, Saudi Aramco and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Mr. Tull's extensive teaching experience includes the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Tull spent eight years working with Professor Roger Fisher as part of the non-profit entity, Conflict Management Group. Prior to this, Mr. Tull spent several years working as an International Partner for Habitat for Humanity in Central and South America. His interest in negotiation theory was made very personal in Nicaragua when he was held hostage by Recompa guerrillas and negotiated his own release, as well as that of his colleagues.
Mr. Tull is also a Consultant with Mercy Corps International, an Associate with the ARIA Group, and an Advisor to the Ethnic Relations Commission of Guyana. Mr. Tull received his Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his BA, with honors, from Kenyon College.